Senator Hyde-Smith believes preparedness is imperative to protecting lives and property when severe storms and natural disasters hit Mississippi and other areas of the country.  A state-level lawmaker when Hurricane Katrina devastated the state, she recognizes the role of the federal government in helping individuals, communities, and the state rebound after such disasters.  Senator Hyde-Smith supports the Federal Emergency Management Agency and efforts to improve the agency’s effectiveness.


HYDE-SMITH INTRODUCES BILL TO ELIMINATE FEMA COST-SHARE FOR 2020 DISASTERS TO HELP STATES, CITIES DURING PANDEMIC

HYDE-SMITH INTRODUCES BILL TO ELIMINATE FEMA COST-SHARE FOR 2020 DISASTERS TO HELP STATES, CITIES DURING PANDEMIC

Bipartisan Bill Would Ease COVID-19 Burden to Aid in Disaster Recovery Where Needed

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VIDEO:  Hyde-Smith Discusses Bills Offering Direct Aid to Cities, Counties & States.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today introduced legislation to eliminate the cost-share payments required of states and communities included in federal disaster declarations in 2020.

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HYDE-SMITH HIGHLIGHTS AG DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR TORNADO VICTIMS

HYDE-SMITH HIGHLIGHTS AG DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR TORNADO VICTIMS

USDA Programs, Discretionary Funds Can Help Offset Losses from Recent Tornadoes, Severe Spring Storms 

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Mississippi Easter Sunday Tornado Storm Damage to Poultry Houses (April 14, 2020)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today identified U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs that could help cattle producers, poultry growers, and private landowners who experienced losses from recent historic...

PRESIDENT NAMES HYDE-SMITH TO OPENING UP AMERICA AGAIN CONGRESSIONAL GROUP

PRESIDENT NAMES HYDE-SMITH TO OPENING UP AMERICA AGAIN CONGRESSIONAL GROUP

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today accepted an invitation from President Donald Trump to serve on the Opening Up America Again Congressional Group to focus on providing advice and counsel on actions needed to safely open and restart economy following the COVID-19 public health emergency.

“I appreciate President Trump’s determination to safely open and restart the American economy.   His...

‘Glade tornado was like this’ 

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‘Glade tornado was like this’ 

By Mark Thornton

Man who cleaned up after that twister hit by second F4 in county history

There are only two F4 tornadoes recorded in Jones County history, and Mike Kelley was directly involved with both of them.

He went to Glade to work on the...

Gov. Reeves, DHS Secretary Wolf tour Easter storm damage

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Gov. Reeves, DHS Secretary Wolf tour Easter storm damage

Posted: Apr 17, 2020

LAUREL, Miss. (WHLT) – Governor Tate Reeves surveyed the damage from the Easter Sunday storms on Friday, along with acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf and U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith.

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